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Daniel Heimpel


Daniel Heimpel


Daniel Heimpel is an award-winning journalist, the founder of a national non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children through solution-based journalism, and teaches graduate students of public policy, social work and journalism on how to use media to drive social change. Heimpel has written and produced stories about vulnerable children for Newsweek, the Los Angeles Daily News, the LA Weekly, the Seattle Times, the Huffington Post, Current TV and the San Jose Mercury News among many others. This coverage has garnered him journalism awards from the Children’s Advocacy Institute, The Los Angeles Press Club and the Child Welfare League of America among others.

In 2010, Heimpel founded Fostering Media Connections (FMC), a non-profit with the mission of harnessing the power of media and journalism to drive public and political will behind improving the lives of vulnerable children. Since its inception, FMC has been central to policy-change to the child welfare system on both the state and federal level. Heimpel is currently a lecturer at UC Berkeley’s Goldman School of Public Policy as well as USC’s Sol Price School of Public Policy.

Other Affiliations

  • Fostering Media Connections


Areas of Expertise

  • Children, Youth and Families
  • Journalism and Media

Last updated on 09/14/2016

Journalism for Social Change

Journalism for Social Change

Jennifer Granholm, Daniel Heimpel, Henry E Brady

Date: Duration: 59 minutes